Patient stories

Easing the burden of care

Easing the burden of care

  Although the decline of a loved one is a natural process, it can be a stressful event for a family. Many times it means finding appropriate services and housing options that can address the present and emerging needs of their loved one. All of that is...

Changing roles: hospice nurse to family caregiver

Changing roles: hospice nurse to family caregiver

As we navigate the intricacies of life, one of the toughest things to do is to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Even though hospice patients and their families often become very close to their care staff and vice versa, the person in each role experiences...

A life lived outside the box

A life lived outside the box

  When Greer Kern talks about the life of her mother, Housecall Providers Hospice patient Patricia Ann Secretti (Ann), she offers us a glimpse into the life of a person who has lived life on her terms, an independent, free thinker who never let society dictate...

Connection makes your health grow stronger

Connection makes your health grow stronger

  COVID-19 has not only fiercely attacked the at-risk elders in our community physically — eight out of 10 COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. have been adults 65 years or older — but also takes a toll on their emotional and psychological bodies as well. Many...

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